Deichman consists of 23 branch libraries located all over Oslo. Deichman was founded in 1785 and is Norway’s oldest and largest public library.
Whoever you are, a Deichman library is a place for you. In our libraries you are welcome to spend time reading, working, relaxing, meeting friends, or enjoying some peace and quiet.
Feel free to borrow whatever you like from our collection of more than a million books, movies, games, CDs and other media. All you need is a library card.How to register for a library card
Library cards are available for everyone who resides in Norway. You need to have a Norwegian social security number, D number, or DUF number to obtain a library card.
Do you need us to help you register? Stop by your local Deichman, and we will assist you.
Several of Deichman’s libraries offer extended opening hours.
If you have upgraded your library card to an admission card, you have access to these libraries from 7 AM until 11 PM every day, including weekends and public holidays.
We are continuously working to expand this service to include more libraries.How to upgrade your library card
Hand in the contract at your local library.
We upgrade your card to an admission card, and you are free to access libraries with extended opening hours any time between 7 AM and 11 PM.
Deichman libraries offer free use of several tools and facilities. These include:
Use of the tools is free, but you will be charged a small fee for materials such as printing paper and plastic for 3D printing. Contact your local library for more information.